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ViewSonic 27-inch 4K LED Monitor (VP2780-4K) Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Feb 14, 2016 7:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: ViewSonic

Everyday Use

 

As usual, I set up the ViewSonic VP2780-4K on my desk and used it for around two weeks with general use and this time - only light gaming. For the general use, I watched Netflix on it, worked on it (reading and writing through Word/Chrome all day) and light Photoshop use.

 

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The IPS panel on the VP2780-4K is gorgeous, with ViewSonic pushing this towards the professional market - and rightly so.

 

 

During my two weeks with the ViewSonic VP2780-4K, I loved the panel for its color reproduction and sharpness - but after testing out a slew of gaming-orientated monitors, the VP2780-4K didn't do much in the way of excite me.

 

The adjustable stand was great, as I was able to throw the VP2780-4K into portrait for some portrait work, and swivel it down to landscape once I was finished, in a breeze. The additional USB 3.0 ports come in handy for plugging in the mouse and keyboard, so you're not jumping all over your desk reaching to the back of your tower, or side of your laptop.

 

 

Gaming on the ViewSonic VP2780-4K

 

Gaming on the ViewSonic VP2780-4K was nowhere near as good as our last review - which just so happened to be the insane ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q. The ROG Swift PG279Q has a native resolution of 2560x1440, but with a huge 165Hz refresh rate - and is also backed up by NVIDIA's G-Sync technology.

 

Going straight from the ROG Swift PG279Q to the VP2780-4K was jarring, but I had to do it. You are not going to buy this monitor for gaming, period. There's just no point, as there are far better offerings on the market for gamers, at cheaper price points, too.

 

But, the gaming I did do was fine - with Battlefield 4 looking great, and playing good - but definitely a big step down from gaming displays.

 

I thought the input lag would be a problem, but ViewSonic has an average of 9.9ms which is not too bad at all. It's not going to be your next gaming display, but if you're looking at using this for work and then want to game on the side - you won't have too many complaints with the VP2780-4K.

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